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Genna Simon w/ Jenie Thai & Alencia Norris- 7pm | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (lakeview) 3800 N Clark St Chicago United States (map)


Genna Simon is a singer-songwriter from Chicago, IL.


Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade. Graduating at seventeen, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University. In 2008, Jenie diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as a performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s International Music School based in Liverpool. Jenie was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in 2012, she went to the semi-finals in the International Blues Challenge in 2014, she was nominated for a Maple Blues Award in 2015, and she played the world famous Massey Hall in 2017.

Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist: Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. Jenie will be touring in support of her brand new full length album entitled Night on Fire.

Alencia is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist who blends the sounds of indie acoustic with the warmth of neo-soul. First a poet, she creates lyrically rich, often thought-provoking songs about love and her journey through life.